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Buff State's JoAnna Smith to attend Pro Combine


BUFFALO -- University at Buffalo women's basketball graduating senior JoAnna Smith will be attending the InsiderExposure.com Pro Combine on Thursday in Dallas, Texas, the site of the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four. The Pro Combine will allow Smith to show off her skills for professional scouts from across the world at the Duncanville Fieldhouse.

Smith will be one of 59 attendees at this seasons Pro Combine as 22 attendees from the 2016 combine signed professional contracts following their performances.

The combine will begin at 12:00 pm with some stretching and a talk before breaking down into skills groups at 12:15. The players will then compete in four games starting at 1:30pm and finishing up at around 5:00 pm.

Smith closed out her senior season earning All-MAC recognition for the second straight season as she was named Second Team All-MAC after averaging a team-best 17.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 assist. The senior was the catalyst for the Bulls offense all season long as she scored in double figures 27 times this season while going over the 20-point plateau 12 times and the 30-point plateau twice. Smith was able to connect on 89 three pointers, fourth most in a single season in program history. She had her best season as a Bull on the defensive end of the court as she was able to snag a career-best 54 steals.

The Southaven, MS native put together an impressive career for the Bulls as she collected the most wins (78) by any UB player since the Bulls joined the MAC in 1998-99. Smith wrapped up her Buffalo career with 1,395 career points, ranking sixth in program history. The sharpshooter closed out her UB career ranked third in program history in three pointers made (208) and seventh in field goals made (494). Playing in 121 career games, third most in program history, Smith ranked 12th in program history in free throw percentage as she converted on 72.4% of her career free throw attempts.

Smith will play for Team 2 which will include Mikale Rogers (IUPUI), Christin Mercer (Jacksonville), Aaliyah L. Wells (Morehead St.), Sherranda Reddick (Jacksonville), Lacey Buchanon (Jacksonville St.).

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